Roman Day at Chester Racecourse

Chester, United Kingdom

Annual Event

Sunday 25th May 2025
Future dates will be released
Chester Racecourse
Horse Racing

Roman Day at Chester 2024


Chester racecourse is the oldest working racecourse in the UK and has been at the heart of horse racing since the venue was founded in 1539. Roman day is a scintillating celebration of not only the racecourse, but also Chester's Roman heritage. 

This completely unique event is perfectly tailored for racing enthusiasts and families with an afternoon schedule of races on the world famous Open Course, excellent hospitality and Roman-themed entertainment including chariot racing and jousting displays.

  • Combined celebration of racing history and Chester's Roman heritage
  • One of racing's oldest and most historic venues
  • Seven races to enjoy in the afternoon
  • Family entertainment throughout the day including chariot racing and jousting 

Getting to Roman Day at Chester


London to Chester - 1 hour, 13 minutes Roman Day stands out in the racing calendar as one of the most unique meetings renowned for its fun and friendly atmosphere.
The event welcomes families and race enthusiasts to enjoy a schedule of racing and an exploration of the ancient Roman history of the city.
Roman Day at Chester is easily and quickly accessed from a number of major UK cities by helicopter and what better way to arrive? Our helicopter charters allow you to travel in style and make a VIP entrance to this phenomenal flat racing event. 

Approximate flight times from UK cities

  • London to Chester - 1 hour, 13 minutes
  • Manchester to Chester - 15 minutes
  • Birmingham to Chester - 29 minutes
  • Edinburgh to Chester - 1 hour, 25 minutes
  • Cardiff to Chester - 53 minutes

How much does a helicopter to Roman Day at Chester Racecourse cost?


For a price estimate for traveling to the Roman Day at Chester by helicopter, simply fill out our enquiry form with details of dates and times, departure location, your desired number of guests, and whether or not you require a return flight. We’ll provide a list of competitive quotes with a range of luxury aircraft from the best professional operators in the business.

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Direct one-way and return helicopter flights to Chester Racecourse are available from across the UK and guarantee a speedy & stylish entrance to Roman Day.

More information about Roman Day at Chester 2022

What is Roman Day at Chester Racecourse?

Roman Day is a joint celebration of horse racing and the ancient Roman history of Chester. The day offers seven races, excellent hospitality and dining experiences and historical displays for all of the family to enjoy.

When is Roman Day at Chester Racecourse?

Roman Day will take place on Saturday 25th May, 2024 at the beginning of the Half-Term holiday, making it an ideal family day out. Roman Day is a single-day event which promises to be a fun-filled day out for families and race enthusiasts alike.

How long is Chester Racecourse?

The racecourse is a one-mile flat track with a short straight. It is amongst the shortest tracks in the UK and lends itself perfectly to exciting, highly intense racing.

How old is Chester Racecourse?

The racecourse was established in 1539. This makes it the oldest working racecourse in the UK and potentially the whole world. It’s his magnificent history, combined with the superb racing, hospitality and entertainment that makes Roman Day such a unique event within the racing calendar.

How far is Chester Racecourse from the town centre?

Chester Racecourse is located 2 miles from the historic centre, so arriving by helicopter will place you within the heart of the day’s action.

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